Skip to comments.Dems resist Senate GOP push to confirm judges, including ex-Kavanaugh clerk, amid coronavirus
Posted on 04/29/2020 2:48:57 PM PDT by jazusamo
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., on Wednesday joined a growing chorus of Democrats calling on Senate Republicans to pause their efforts to confirm federal judges when the Senate returns on May 4 amid the coronavirus pandemic, saying the GOP seems less interested in passing further measures to combat the virus than they are in putting more of President Trump's nominees on the federal bench.
"The GDP just had its biggest drop since the Great Recession, the United States has surpassed one million confirmed positive cases of COVID-19, and we still dont have adequate testing," Schumer said in a statement. "Meanwhile, a top administration official is calling their dismal response to these public health and economic crises 'a great success story' and Senator McConnell is seemingly only interested in confirming more unqualified, right-wing judges and protecting CEOs instead of workers."
McConnell recently said in an interview on the "Hugh Hewett Show" that as soon as the Senate reconvenes on Monday, he plans to get busy confirming more judges.
But Mike Davis, the president of the Article III Project, a conservative group dedicated to boosting Trump's judicial nominees, criticized Democrats, including Schumer, for "mindless obstruction" of Trump-nominated judges.
"Senator Chuck Schumer has mindlessly opposed the Presidents judicial nominees from Day One, so it should come as no surprise that Schumers not letting the coronavirus crisis go to waste," Davis said. "The coronavirus crisis makes clear that judicial confirmations are one of the most essential functions of the Senate, as we need judges like Judge Justin Walker who understand their critical role is to protect our constitutional rights from politicians who are more interested in power grabs than public safety."
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Chuck should take a cue from Nancy and stay home.
Dems want to run out the clock.
Basically paralyzed the Senate with impeachment and their fake response to the coronavirus since December 2019.
Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., on Wednesday joined a growing chorus of Democrats calling on Senate Republicans to pause their efforts to confirm federal judges when the Senate returns on May 4 amid the coronavirus pandemic, saying the GOP seems less interested in passing further measures to combat the virus than they are in putting more of President Trump’s nominees on the federal bench.
Hey, Chuckie Cheeseknob, how about not spending 30 hours supposedly debating each appeals judge and Presidential high level executive nominee. Now THAT would open up some floor time.
The process is in place to get the judges (and.. maybe a really big appointment approved as well— we’ll see) approved. Sending a signal in re: Flynn’s current judge Sullivan (”hey buddy- you paying attention? DOJ etc.- thinking out loud anyway).
We’ll know by Friday. And then of course on the 4th. Schumer upset-— is good.
Screw the DEMwits.
Exactly! Thankfully McConnell isn't going along with Cuckie.
To be present and to do their jobs is to show leadership during the crisis.
When legislation arises that directly addresses the crisis; then yes; set aside everything else immediately and take care of the urgent matters.
Otherwise, do the jobs and tasks we elected them to do.
Quite striking yes? The Republican Senate gets to work; while Nervous Nancy keeps her House members hidden at home.
Hey Chuckles, if you legitimately have any bona fide derogatory information about the judicial nominees now, present it now or forever hold your peace.
Sadly, Chuckles, you are nothing but a vile slimeball who is trying to ruin decent people who are willing to serve the American public.
What does “testing” have to do with confirmations?
It seems to be their new buzzword, knowing that the level of testing they demand is impossible to achieve
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Mr President, once again proof as to why you should have Ordered AG Barr to Prosecute Schumer for his Criminal Terrorist Threats against the Supreme Court.
The Turtle runs the Senate and not Chuck Schumer.
For the love of our country, please find a republican who can lead the Legislative branch of the government.
Of course the whining communists gave all the Republicans the big fat middle finger while they prioritized over everything else the Russian collusion and failed impeachment/coup-d’état attempt to remove Trump.
FU Schmuckie Schumer! Senate should just return the fat middle finger and fast-track confirmation of all the judges.
COVID is the gift that keeps on giving to the Democrats. They must log on every day hoping for those death numbers to reverse their downward trend. I am sure they will find new ways to count deaths and pull every trick in the book.
What does one of these things have to do with the other???
Not a thing except Chuckie and the Rats butt hurt over not wanting any more conservative judges confirmed.
Trump should issue an Executive order under the Defense Production Act ordering both houses of Congress to do their jobs.
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